Blackened Toenails Due To Trauma?
Can I get better if my toenails turn black from trauma? Well, I have a habit of slipping my pinky toe nails. Each cuticle healing, I lost again. Well, due to frequent sloughing off, my toenails turn black. At that time I stopped slipping away, and recovered. But I resumed his recovery after recovering, and when I stopped, he didn’t recover anymore. Finally, I continued to escape again. But now I don’t want anymore, it doesn’t look good if it’s black. I want my nails to come back good, how do I do it? Thanks
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First of all, of course you need to look at the cause of your cuticles or the base of your nails blackened. Seeing your story there are several possible causes:
hyperpigmentation of the skin at the base of your nails because of frequent inflammation
bleeding under the skin
fungal or bacterial infections
If it is caused by hyperpigmentation or bleeding just under the skin, the condition will improve on its own even though it may take a long time. If it is caused by a fungal or bacterial infection then you need treatment to overcome the infection. If you see blackish more like a small spot (like a mole) under or at the base of the nail, you should do a check with a dermatologist to be sure the cause is not skin cancer. To be able to distinguish these causes, a direct examination must be done, it helps you do a check up with a dermatologist for further evaluation.
For now, avoid pulling your cuticle skin. If your cuticle skin always looks dry, you can try to apply a moisturizer to your cuticle skin, especially after you take a shower and before you sleep. If you unconsciously pluck your cuticle skin while you are relaxing, you can try to cover your pinkie with a wound bandage while you are relaxing so that you do not unconsciously remove the skin.
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